BRAVE NEW WORLD By Aldous Huxley
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. -- Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel BRAVE NEW WORLD raised controversy when it was first published, and the debate has barely changed in all this time. Frequently challenged with banning attempts, the novel depicts a future of conspicuous consumption, medicated emotional stability and reproduction via eugenics and cloning.
O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't!
-- Miranda, THE TEMPESTHuxley took the name of his novel from this passage in Shakespeare's play.
About Huxley and BRAVE NEW WORLD
- Aldous Huxley : Brave New World
life-long bliss isn't nearly as bad as it sounds
- Brave New World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brave New World, published in 1932, was first intended as a dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley. Set in London in the 26th century, the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology, eugenics and hypnopÃ¦dia that combine to change society.
- Aldous Huxley - Brave New World and other works - Extensive information including online texts, disc
Comprehensive information on Aldous Huxley and Brave New World. Including: biography, quotes, bibliography, discussion forum, etc...
- Aldous Huxley Quotes - The Quotations Page
"At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political ideas." -- Aldous Huxley
- Centre for Aldous Huxley Studies
The Centre for Aldous Huxley Studies (CAHS) was approved of and founded as a research centre by the WestfÃ¤lische Wilhelms-UniversitÃ¤t MÃ¼nster (University of MÃ¼nster) in spring 1998 and is part of the Department of English. It functions as a base
The Academic Angle - study guides and literary analysis
- SparkNotes: Brave New World
Literature Study Guide for BNW
- GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Brave New World Study Guide
Full summary and analysis of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley written by Harvard students. Includes a biography, and background information on Brave New World.
- NovelGuide: Brave New World
A comprehensive book analysis of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley from the Novelguide, including: a complete summary, a biography of the author, character profiles, theme analysis, metaphor analysis, and top ten quotes.
- SCORE: Teachers Guide--Brave New World
This supplemental unit provides resources for students in 7-12th grade to focus on issues and themes related to to Aldous Huxley's novel, Brave New World. During these lessons, students examine the novel's themes and make connection to current issues
- Brave New World Book Notes
Brave New World book notes, including 69 pages of chapter summaries, symbolism, quotes, and more.
Ending is better than mending, ending is better than mending; the more stitches, the less riches, the more stitches, the less riches; I love new clothes, I love new clothes....
-- hypnomædia conditioning tape
The Realities of a Brave New World
- Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Scientists predict brave new world of brain pills
The idea that an array of easily available and addiction-free drugs could be used to improve memory or increase intelligence is the stuff of science fiction dystopia - in Brave New World, Aldous Huxley created a whole planet under the spell of a plea
- Brave New World Revisited
In 1958, Aldous Huxley wrote what might be called a sequel to his novel Brave New World, published in 1932, but it was a sequel that did not revisit the story or the characters, or re-enter the world of the novel. Instead, he revisited that world in
- Human cloning, human genetics and Brave New World
Clones, cloning humans, human genetics, human cloning experiments, brave new world, genetic disorders, genetic diseases, designer GM food etc, articles, news, research, ideos
- The Corruption by Consumerism
The Moral Decline Caused by Consumerism by Alan Pert CONSUMERISM IS A CANCER THAT IS DESTROYING THE MORAL AND SOCIAL FABRIC
Conversations with Aldous Huxley
Adaptations of BRAVE NEW WORLD
This novel has never made it to the movie screen, but it has been brought to television screens twice.
- Brave New World (1980) (TV)
This adaptation featured Bud Cort as Bernard Marx, Ron O'Neal as Mustapha Mond.
- Brave New World (1998) (TV)
This adaptation featured Peter Gallagher as Bernard Marx, Leonard Nimoy as Mustapha Mond.
- Brave New World movie review
Brave New World is a TV movie based on the Aldous Huxley novel of the same name. While I'm reviewing one particular movie adaptation my comments probably apply to other adaptations, and to the book, as well.
- Brave New World (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brave New World is a 1998 made-for-TV movie based on Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World. The film stars Peter Gallagher and Leonard Nimoy. It is an abridged version of the original story.
- Brave New World for Hollywood as Aldous Huxley feud ends - Times Online
When Leonardo DiCaprio was a young boy, he used to play hide-and-seek in the overgrown gardens of a Hollywood Hills mansion owned by the family of the visionary British author Aldous Huxley. Now, 30 years later, the star of Titanic and The Aviat
"Fortunate boys!" said the Controller. "No pains have been spared to make your lives emotionally easy -- to preserve you, so far as that is possible, from having emotions at all."The consumption of the drug "soma" in BRAVE NEW WORLD is universal, with workers being given regular dispensations along with their weekly paychecks. Light doses impart a sense of well-being and happiness, and stronger doses result in a more intense "vacation." The usage is so pervasive that individuals who might reveal that they don't use the substance or don't really enjoy taking it can be ostracized or reported to higher authorities. It's described in one passage as being "Euphoric, narcotic, pleasantly hallucinant.... All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects."
This facet has been one of the points of contention that results in this book receiving so many banning challenges over the years. Any sort of extreme emotion is considered distasteful and thus the entire population is drugged into a median level of "contentment" with no ecstatic highs or depressive lows. Huxley made his drug perfect, with no physical side-effects and no addictive-build up or resistance that develops over time.
With the ever-increasing use of antidepressants and other mood-enhancing medications, many people feel twenty-first century society is slowly but surely heading in the direction of Huxley's fiction. Below are a series of commercials produced by students for classes where they were studying BRAVE NEW WORLD.
Are We Headed For A Brave New World? - for those of you who have read the book...
Do you think our society is becoming like what you see in Brave New World?